Necklaces & Pendants
The Claddagh symbol is a traditional Celtic design created from three separate figures: the heart, the crown, and the joined hands. The heart is for love, the crown represents loyalty, and the hands join together in friendship. This traditional emblem of romance and devotion is cast by Shanore's skilled artisans in sterling silver. The finite details in each of the parts shine with every catch of light.
The romantic story of the mystical and beautiful Claddagh Ring began over 300 years ago, in the ancient fishing village of Claddagh just outside the walls of the city of Galway on The west coast of Ireland.
Legend tells us a fishing boat from the village was captured by pirates and the crew taken and sold as slaves. One of the crew, Richard Joyce (who was to have been married that very week,) was sold to a Turkish Gold Smith. During his captive years never forgetting his girl back home, he made a ring of gold for her.
After many years Richard eventually earned his freedom and returned to Claddagh. To his great Joy he found his girl had never given up hope of seeing him again. He gave her the ring and they were married never to be separated.
-Made From Hallmarked Sterling Silver
-Product Of Ireland